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Ryan Travis Christian
I'm Picking Up Where The California Raisins Left Off
Ryan Travis Christian   
May 5, 2018 - June 9, 2018
Opening Reception: 5 - 7 p.m.
Ryan Travis Christian - The Mayor Goes on Vacation 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Shoe de grâce, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Success?, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Three, Two, Murdee One, 2018
Ryan Travis Christian - Gate Keeper, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Kick the Birdy, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Some Friends of Mine, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Send in the Ringer, Coach, We’re Stayin on the Bench, 2018
Ryan Travis Christian - The Mayor Goes on Vacation, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - You Know Where I Could Find Some Blow?, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Nosebleed, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Dark Tab, 2018
Ryan Travis Christian - Non-Binary Cowboy, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Verdict: You're Wavy, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - She's Not Gonna Text You Back, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Waiter, There’s a Terrorist in My Soup, 2018
Ryan Travis Christian - No Joy, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - A Guy Just Paid for a Haircut He Doesn't Like, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Crackers on the Moon, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - 3 Dog Day, 2018
Ryan Travis Christian - Father and Son, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - What Happen?, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Bodied, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Ugh This Thing Fuckin Sucks, 2018
Ryan Travis Christian - 44.013g/mol 948 Cool, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - The Cook Hates the Waiter, They Both Hate the Customer, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - I Think You are Going to Really Like the Mayor, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - Party Train, 2018
Ryan Travis Christian - Decomposer, 2018 Ryan Travis Christian - February Gumshoe, 2018
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Ryan Travis Christian - I'm Picking Up Where The California Raisins Left Off

Ryan Travis Christian's surreal personal narratives are fueled by the absurdity of life in his small, suburban-Chicago hometown. The untidy lifestyles of contemporary humanity are all hanging out, including heavy petting, drugs and alcohol, beaten-up cars, fireworks and death. Christian's idiosyncratic vision — influenced by vintage political cartoons and hand-drawn animation­ — has recently expanded to include commentary on current crises in the nation and world at large. Tackling hot political issues such as immigration, depression and the American dream, Christian's historical precedents become a mirror reflecting many common concerns of the present, warts and all. His small daily drawings touch upon a vast array of topics — the economy, violence, the environment, gender, class, hope, doubt, and the afterlife — as they muse on the technological and material obsolescence of his cartoon and animation influences; Christian doubles down on the paradoxical relationship between childish cartoons and ominous messages.


Ryan Travis Christian's solo and two-person shows include the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC; Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL; Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; The Hole, New York City; Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco; Halsey McKay in East Hampton, NY; and Cooper Cole in Toronto and has been included in group shows in London, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Baltimore, Dallas and Los Angeles. His work has been written about in frieze, art ltd, Art Papers, New American Paintings,Daily Serving, Indy Week and the Associated Press. New City named Christian as one of Chicago's "Breakout Artists" for 2010 and named by the same publication as one of Chicago's "Top 50 Artists' Artists" in 2012. DAZED recently named Christian as one of the "top ten artists working with monochrome."

        




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